Consultants

Welcome to the SMTA's Consultant Index, a premiere service for matching technical consultants with clients.

As a member of the Consultants Committee, individuals meet the following requirements:
  • Hold an active SMTA membership.
  • Conduct themselves in the highest professional and ethical manner.
  • Provide realistic technical and financial estimates based upon available data.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any such potential to clients.
  • Not disclose information regarding the business or technology of a client without their consent.
  • Treat fairly all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, age, or national origin.
  • See and accept honest criticism of their technical work in order to acknowledge and correct and to properly credit the contributions of others.
  • Maintain and improve technical competency.
  • Assist the SMTA in identifying emerging technology trends.


  • Categories
    1. Advanced Packaging
    2. PCB Design
    3. Cleaning
    4. Contract Manufacturing/Business Issues
    5. Design for Manufacturing
    6. Equipment Selection
    7. Factory Audits
    8. Failure Analysis
    9. Optoelectronics/MOEMS/MEMS
    10. Placement
    11. Printing
    12. Process/Manufacturing (including Process Control)
    13. Project Consultant
    14. Quality and Reliability
    15. Rework
    16. Soldering Process and Materials
    17. Solder Joint Reliability
    18. Substrates (including HDI and Finishes)
    19. Test/Inspection
    20. Training
    21. Wireless
    22. Design for Test
    23. Built-in Test
    24. Litigation/Expert Witness
    25. Cost Reduction Techniques
    26. Non-Value-Added-Processes Elimination
    27. International/Off-Shore Consulting

    Consultants
    Jasbir Bath 
    Bath Consultancy LLC
    11040 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite E-122
    San Ramon, CA 94582
    510-676-5629
    jasbir_bath@yahoo.com
    http://www.bathtechnicalconsultancy.com
    Categories 12,16, 20


    Charles E. Bauer Ph.D. 
    TechLead Corporation
    4120 NW Niblick Place
    Portland, OR 97229
    303-674-8202
    chuck.bauer@techleadcorp.com
    http://www.techleadcorp.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-9, 12, 14, 17-19, 21


    James C. Blankenhorn 
    SMT Plus, Inc.
    20059 Wildwood W. Drive
    Penn Valley, CA 95946-9547
    530-432-3806
    blankenhorn8@msn.com
    http://www.smtplus.com
    Categories 2, 5-7, 9, 11-13, 15, 16, 20, 21


    Tom Borkes 
    The Jefferson Project
    7338 Woodbriar Court
    Orlando, FL 32835
    407-342-3228
    jeffer2@earthlink.net
    http://www.thejeffersonproject.org/main.html
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 10-20, 22, 24-26


    Ray Chartrand 
    CharTrain Consulting
    930 Kingston Drive
    Mansfield, TX 76063
    817-919-6558
    chartrain@gmail.com
    http://www.chartrain.com
    Categories 4,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,16,17,1,20,25,26


    Dr. Jean-Paul Clech Ph.D. 
    EPSI, Inc.
    PO Box 1522
    Montclair, NJ 07042
    973-746-3796
    jpclech@aol.com
    http://www.jpclech.com
    Categories 1, 8, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20


    Alex Conley 
    BEST Inc.
    3603 Edison Place
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    847-797-9250
    aconley@solder.net
    www.solder.net
    Categories 4,7,8,12,15,6,19,20


    Robert Freid 
    Contract Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.
    8201 164th Ave. NE
    Suite 200
    Redmond, WA 98052
    425-453-8044
    rfreid@cmcseattle.com
    http://www.cmcseattle.com
    Categories 4, 7, 14, 24, 25


    Keith Gilbert 
    Gilbert Consulting Services, Inc.
    PO Box 1317
    Arroyo Grande, CA 93421-1317
    805-481-5105
    keith@gcservices.com
    http://gcservices.com
    Categories 4, 10


    Pamela J. Gordon 
    Technology Forecasters Inc. / Antea Group
    1155 N. First Street
    Suite 201
    San Jose, CA 95112
    510-406-9460
    Pamela.Gordon@AnteaGroup.com
    http://www.techforecasters.com
    Categories 4


    W. James Hall 
    ITM Consulting
    22 Shore Road
    Waltham, MA 02451-3215
    781-899-6907
    jim_hall@itmconsulting.com
    Categories 3-8, 11, 12, 14-16, 20, 24


    Craig Hillman Ph.D. 
    DfR Solutions
    9000 Virginia Manor Road
    Suite 290
    Beltsville, MD 20705
    301-640-5801
    chillman@dfrsolutions.com
    www.dfrsolutions.com
    Categories 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 24


    Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Ph.D. 
    H-Technologies Group
    58 Old Logging Road
    Bedford, NY 10506
    216-577-3284
    jennie.hwang@h-techgroup.com
    http://www.h-techgroup.com/home.htm
    Categories 1, 3, 4, 8, 11-17, 20, 24-27


    Ronald Lasky Ph.D., P.E. 
    Indium Corporation
    1 Dartmouth Lane
    Woodstock, VT 05091-1279
    603-646-9197
    ronlasky@aol.com
    Categories 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25


    Marilyn C. Lawrence 
    Conformance Technologies, Inc.
    4290 Old William Penn Hwy.
    Upper Level
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    4123738969
    conformancetech@gmail.com
    http://www.conformtech.com
    Categories 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, 25


    Bill Ostrowski 
    Vista Blue, LLC
    3749 Spruce Rd.
    Woodland Park, CO 80863
    719.433.4939
    bill@vista-blue.com
    http://www.vista-blue.com
    Categories 3-5, 7, 10-14, 24-26


    Kathy S. Palumbo 
    Production Analysis & Learning Services, LLC (PA&LS, LLC)
    5 Homestead Drive
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
    949-713-7229
    kathyp@palsrvs.com
    http://www.palsrvs.com/
    Categories 2-8, 10-22, 24


    Bihari Patel 
    Bihari Patel SMT Connections Inc.
    77 Dooley Crescent
    AJAX, ON L1T 4J2
    905-619-6664
    biharipatel1@gmail.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 11-16, 18-20


    Ray Prasad 
    Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
    12945 SW Glen Oak Place
    Beaverton, OR 97007
    503-628-1199
    smtsolver@rayprasad.com
    http://www.rayprasad.com
    Categories 3, 5-7, 10-12, 16, 20, 24


    Vern Edward Solberg 
    Solberg Technical Consulting
    13840 Redwood Gulch Road
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    408-741-1231
    vernsolberg@att.net
    Categories 1, 2, 5


    Dr. Laura J. Turbini Ph.D. 

    60 Hope Ave.
    Apt. 319
    Waltham, MA 02453
    781-790-8159
    laura.turbini@yahoo.com
    Categories 3, 14, 16


    Dr. Kewal K. Verma Ph.D. 
    BCA International
    3910 Danli Lane
    Austin, TX 78749
    512-292-8351
    bcaikkv69@gmail.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 12-14, 16, 17, 20


    Steven Weeks 
    Soldering.Biz
    1211 SE Cardinal Court
    Suite 125
    Vancouver, WA 98683
    360-608-8015
    steven@soldering.biz
    http://www.soldering.biz
    Categories 16, 17, 19, 20


    Bob Willis 
    bobwillis.co.uk
    2 Fourth Ave.
    Chelmsford
    Essex, AA CM1 4HA
    United Kingdom
    44-1245-351502
    bob@bobwillis.co.uk
    http://www.bobwillis.co.uk
    Categories 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 16, 20


    Phil Zarrow 
    ITM Consulting
    3624 Legacy Drive
    Springfield, TN 37172
    615-985-2107
    phil_zarrow@itmconsulting.com
    http://www.itmconsulting.com
    Categories 1, 2, 4-8, 10-14, 16-18, 20, 24, 25


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